Category Archives: Sydney Regional


Jerilderie Court Housing, Reid

Designed by Philip Cox in 1975, Jerilderie Court was the first non-suburban public housing project in Canberra. Located towards the Civic end of Ainslie Avenue in Reid, Jerilderie Court was commissioned by the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC) to provide accommodation for low income families … Read More


UC Student Residences

The University of Canberra Student Residences were designed by John Andrews in 1973, for the Canberra College of Advanced Education (CCAE), construction being completed in 1975. The CCAE became the University of Canberra in 1990. They can be accessed from the University of Canberra campus … Read More


Wybalena Grove, Cook

The Cook Housing Cooperative is a group of over 100 townhouses sited in natural bushland at Wybalena Grove, Cook. The housing group was designed by Sydney architect Michael Dysart in 1974, with construction completed in 1977. Wybalena Grove was established when a group of residents, … Read More


Urambi Village Housing Cooperative

The idea of the Urambi Village Housing Cooperative, or Urambi Village as it is now known, was conceived by a group of public servants who came to Canberra to work in the Whitlam Government’s Federal Department of Urban and Regional Development in 1973. This group … Read More


38 Mirning Crescent, Aranda

The Wilson House at 38 Mirning Crescent, Aranda was designed by Canberra architect Roger Pegrum in 1971-72. Aranda is located near large tracts of native bushland at the Black Mountain and Aranda Bushland Canberra Nature Parks approximately 8km from Canberra’s city centre and was developed … Read More


Fisher Government Housing Group

The Fisher Government Housing Group in Pilbara Place, Fisher was designed by Cameron, Chisolm and Nicol for the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC) in 1970. Cameron, Chisolm and Nicol also designed the Carillon (1970) and the Belconnen Mall (1977). The design for 24 government houses … Read More


Swinger Hill Stage 1 and 2, Phillip

The scheme was built in stages, with houses arranged in courts of between 10 and 50, designed around a private car and entrance courtyard. The first two courts in Barnett Close totalled 39 houses and were designed by prominent Sydney architects Ian McKay and Partners … Read More